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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 1781/2: Use of criminal offender record information to commit crime against or harass subject; penalty

Section 1781/2. Whoever uses criminal offender record information to commit a crime against the subject of the criminal offender record information or to engage in harassment of the subject, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $5,000 or by imprisonment in a jail or house of correction for not more than 1 year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. For purposes of this section, ''harassment'' shall mean willfully and maliciously engaging in a knowing pattern of conduct or series of acts over a period of time directed at a specific person, which seriously alarms that person and would cause a reasonable person to suffer emotional distress.